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This is a series of YouTube videos created, written, animated, and released by Viva Reverie. Each video name includes the name of the source material followed by the phrase "But Really Really Fast" which is also the name of the author-created playlist for these videos.

Each video is characterized by Motor Mouthed characters drawn in extremely simple styles with little more than a torso and head with solid black eyes. Their bodies vibrate rapidly to indicate speech, and Floating Limbs appear when gestures are needed and disappear as soon as they've accomplished their purpose. Which is to say, you're not here for top-notch visuals, you're here for the Rapid-Fire Comedy.

The videos in this series are:


Given that this series is based on summarizing existing works, expect Spoilers Off for those works. Also, no need to cover tropes that originate from those works.

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  • Adaptation Personality Change: Two cases in "Golden Wind":
  • Adapted Out:
    • Tertiary JoJo characters that don't add anything to the plot such as Poco, Smokey Brown, and Anne don't appear in their respective videos. They later appear in "Child Protagonist Purgatory" in "Diamond Is Unbreakable", alongside Emporio from Part 6, who is seen leaving to be Jolyne's sidekick. Averted very minorly with Smokey getting only a single line in "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure But Really Really REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY FAST".
    • Similarly, neither Sorbet nor Gelato appear in the "Golden Wind" episode: their death scene isn't adapted, and during the meeting between La Squadra, a sign that says "MIA" stands in for both of them.
    • Also in "Golden Wind", the process of Melone creating Baby Face's Junior happens entirely off-screen (which the narrator also lampshaded), due to the very non-consensual and icky nature of it. Giorno's fight against the Junior is also reduced to a Funny Background Event.
  • Alternative Calendar: "Pikmin" has Olimar announce log entries with stardates involving special typographical characters. For example, the first scene is "stardate ampersand-power-percent-dollar sign-dollar sign."
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: The characters are simple enough that it usually doesn't matter, but a couple of situations stand out:
    • Zig-zagged in "Battle Tendency" where the Column Fellows have numbers tattooed on their chests that need to read the same when they turn either way, but the mechanized half of cyborg Stroheim's head keeps switching sides.
    • Zig-zagged in "Stardust Crusaders" where DIO's moles are consistently on one side of his face, but things such as Jotaro's chain and Polnareff's shoulder strap switch sides.
    • Zig-zagged in "Toy Story" where the buttons on Buzz's chest stay on their respective sides no matter which way he faces, but Woody's badge switches sides when he turns.
  • Ambiguous Syntax: "Five Nights at Freddy's - RED VERSION" has Mike state that Freddy only tries entering the office from the right unless the lights are off, then asks Chica "Same with you?" Chica thinks he's talking about changing strategies in the dark; Mike has to clarify that his question was referring to which door she tries entering from.
  • Anachronism Stew:
    • From "Stardust Crusaders", which canonically takes place in the late 1980s:
      Judgement: Have you watched Aladdin?
      Polnareff: That ain't out yet.
      Judgement: Uh, then this might take a hot minute to explain.
    • And then in "Diamond Is Unbreakable", which takes place in 1999:
      Aya Tsuji: Have you watched Cinderella?
      Yukako: YEAH!?!
      Aya: ...Have you watched Spirited Awaynote ?
      Yukako: NO!?!
      Aya: ...Good!
  • Anime Hair: Lampshaded by Narancia's shopping list, which includes "hairspray" at least three times.
  • April Fools' Day: The videos uploaded on April 1st tend to be more nonsensical than the norm, such as going really slow instead of really fast (2019), recapping Viva's library of work while framed as a search for Josuke (2020), Viva directly addressing their creations to talk about the creative process (and then announcing that a Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan video will be released just a few days later) (2021), and recapping the entire JoJo series thus far while going so fast that none of the characters have time to get off the set before the next arc starts (2022).
  • Art Shift:
    • In "Stardust Crusaders", during the infamous "Oh? You're approaching me?" scene.
    • In "Diamond is Unbreakable", when Rohan points out the "Doesn't count" he wrote into Koichi to save him from the Bad Alleyway, his hands are drawn with a lot more detail.
    • In "Golden Wind", every time Pesci goes into his "Serious Mode", his face is drawn in a lot more detail.
  • Author Appeal: Viva Reverie loves putting references to They Might Be Giants' songs in her videos.
  • Auto-Tune: Both Polpo and his Stand, Black Sabbath, speak with a highly distorted, autotuned speech, alluding to his weird echoed voice in the source material.
  • Big "NO!": Uttered by Deok-su when he is suplexed off the glass bridge by Mi-nyeo.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Light, after his I Know You Know I Know confrontation with Near ends with the latter suddenly producing multiplying 'Death Notes'. For no apparent reason, this causes him and Mikami to blow up.
  • Bookends: As mentioned by Viva herself in the behind the scenes video on "Battle Tendency", that video begins and ends with the phrase "And thus ends this villainous legacy forever!"
  • Brand X: The Pepsi brand that appears on the billboard in "Diamond is Unbreakable" is replaced with just the word "Logo."
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • Literally in "Where Is Josuke?". Jotaro goes back in time through Viva Reverie's videos by moving a film reel upwards, all to locate the eponymous character.
    • In "Golden Wind", when the narrator sums up the power of White Album as "-1° Kelvin", the tiny icon of Ghiaccio on the stats screen yells, "THAT'S NOT HOW THAT WORKS!!"
    • In "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure But Really Really REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY FAST", Jonathan not having an Instant Costume Change from his childhood to adult outfit is pointed out by Incidental Character Speedwagon, so he goes off-set to change...which ends up derailing the entire recap.
  • Break the Cutie: Played for Laughs with Hayato, who frequently makes darkly hilarious observations about how traumatizing everything is for him.
    Hayato: Thank goodness for the adrenaline, it’s helping me ignore the settling PTSD!
  • Brick Joke:
    • In "Stardust Crusaders", the description for J. Geil's Hanged Man is "technically not a man in the mirror". In "Golden Wind", the description for Illuso's Man in the Mirror is "technically not a haNGED MAN (sic)".
    • In "Golden Wind", during Koichi's phone call to Josuke, there's a crash in the background followed by someone yelling about killing, and Jotaro asks if he hears the sound of stand users. Towards the end of the video, it's shown that this was Mista dealing with Scolippi and declaring that he's killed fate.
    • Also in "Golden Wind", Mista's first appearance has him slamming at the restaurant table and yelling, "A CIRCLE!" The ending of the episode reveals that it was because Mista had been trying and failing to find words to describe Rolling Stones earlier.
  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": Parodied in "Pikmin" where after Olimar names the Onion and Pikmin according to the lore from the game, he decides to call a "box-shaped" cardboard box a "box," the "blulblorb-shaped" creatures "Bulborbs," and the "shmurrowing shmagret-shaped" creatures "Burrowing Snagrets."
  • Call-Back: The "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" videos have a number of these that aren't quite prolific enough to count as running gags: note 
    • JoJo's mentor responds to an awkward question with "Your breathing is wrong!" and throws something at him.
      • Then the Stand screen description of Justice is "See where incorrect breathing GETS YOU!"
    • "And then (enemy) came out of the horse."
    • "I can't believe (other character) sacrificed himself and gave me all his power; what a dramatic twist of fate!" While the headgear from the deceased floats over to its new wearer.
    • Responding to "Look out, it's (noun) guy!" with "I have defeated (noun) guy." In "Battle Tendency" the noun changes despite referring to the same opponent, which confuses Joseph.
    • "Fire in the hole!" (throws grenade) "Oh my god."
    • The same grunting sound Santana makes when he squeezes himself out of his containment chamber (and also into Stroheim) in "Battle Tendency" is used for the sound effects of the air bubbles Stray Cat makes in "Diamond is Unbreakable".
    • Both Column Fellow #2 and Joseph (vs. Column Fellow #3) get attacked, then comment on the attack and finish with "also: AAAAUUUUGGGGHHHH—!"
    • Two allies argue with "We should attack (the enemy) now!" "We should not!"
    • Two of Star Platinum's less-orthodox moves elicit reactions of, "Wow, I can't believe you (verb)ed at them so hard they exploded/imploded!" Jotaro responds, "Natural talent," the second time in a questioning tone.
    • "I have returned!" "No you haven't!" "Correct!" Poor Hol Horse.
    • When Jotaro is blasted against a wall in "Diamond is Unbreakable", he comments "So that's how it feels", since he beat down several people back in "Stardust Crusaders" to that same fate. And the scene itself resembles Kakyoin's defeat at Jotaro, down to the same screen and dark blue wall.
    • The descriptions for Star Platinum and The World both begin with "punchy boy", referring to how the two Stands are similar. In the next part, Josuke's Crazy Diamond, which looks awfully similar to The World, is described as a "punchy anti-entropy boy." Giorno's Gold Experience is described as "punchy Vita boy", presumably since Giorno is the protagonist of his part.
    • Similarly, the descriptions for Tower of Gray and Superfly read the same, "Not actually a fly," alluding to how the two Stands' names get compared a lot among the fandom.
    • In "Battle Tendency" and "Diamond is Unbreakable", Joseph ends up running with another person towards a ledge to stop a precious object from falling. The first instance had him try to beat Column Fellow #3 in getting the special rock in time on a snowy ledge. And the other has him and Josuke trying to save Achtung Baby from falling into a river, despite the former's old age getting to him at times.
    • "(Location name) or whatever" appears twice, first with "Notre Dame or whatever" in Part 2 and then "The Taj Mahal or whatever" in Part 3.
    • Hanged Man's Stand description in Part 3 is "Technically not a man in the mirror." Man in the Mirror's Stand description from Part 5 is "Technically not a hanged MAN."
    • "Not that this will make sense in the greater canon, but..." This appears twice in "Stardust Crusaders", referring to how Holly apparently needs to be "cured" of her Stand, and how Stands can apparently shrink themselves at will as seen during the Steely Dan fight.
    • Diavolo and Polnareff's confrontation on the stairs of the Colosseum has the exact same setup used for Polnareff and DIO's confrontation in Part 3.
    • On a related note: In "Battle Tendency", the narrator introduces the Colosseum chariot race by saying, "Meanwhile, in the Colosseum I guess." In "Golden Wind", she instead says, "Meanwhile, in the Colosseum but actually."
    • Narrator!Okuyasu referring to Chariot Requiem as "Slowly Walking Man" is a bit reminiscent of the "Look out, it's (x) Guy!" gag from the earlier installments.
  • Call-Forward: The "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" videos also have quotes or moments alluding to future parts:
    • When Jonathan attempts to set dio on fire while the latter has recently become a vampire, dio responds with his goal to "take over the world first". But Jonathan interrupts him when he says "The World", because he's not supposed to say that yet.
    • As a kid, Joseph Joestar told some kidnappers that he wants to be Spider-Man when he grew up. This references him using his vine-like Stand to swing from buildings during the final battle against DIO. When that scene arrives in "Stardust Crusaders", Joseph lampshades it by saying that one should "always wish upon a star!"
    • At one point, DIO proclaims that he’s going to have sex with at least four people, setting up his various kids from Parts 5 and 6.
    • "Battle Tendency" at one point changes scenes with a "Meanwhile, in Venice" title card, followed by a few frames showing Part 5's Bruno Bucciarati and Trish Una. This gets paid off in the actual "Golden Wind" episode, which quickly shows a scene of Joseph, Caesar, and Lisa Lisa from "Battle Tendency".
    • When High Priestess catches the Stardust Crusaders in her mouth, she explains that her teeth cannot be destroyed, because "it is hard as diamonds, and diamond is unbreakab—" just as Star Platinum smashes them out.
    • In that same video, the final scene has Joseph announcing his plans to go home and see his wife, who he has a "healthy monogamous relationship with", only to awkwardly trail off.
    • "Diamond is Unbreakable" ends with nearly everyone at Morioh wishing a good flight to Actual Ghost Reimi Sugimoto as she ascends to a higher plane of existence. While this happens, Jotaro says the same thing to Koichi instead, and throws him into the sky with prepared luggage. And then, on the boat home with Joseph, Jotaro wants to go home to his wife, who he has a "healthy monogamous relationship with" ("show-off"). He is about to reveal other plans while Koichi is still flying and screaming. This alludes to Vento Aureo's beginning, where Jotaro sends Koichi to Italy in order to investigate Giorno Giovanna, the new protagonist.
    • Yuya's tie has the face of Speed King from Part 8.
    • When Hayato is getting out of "Child Protagonist Purgatory", Emporio can be seen behind Poco, Smokey, and Anne.
    • A rare instance of a Call Forward where the referenced scene happens in the same episode: when Doppio uses his Epitaph ability to see the future, he sees his own Stand description that is shown in the video roughly 10 seconds afterward.
    • Lampshaded in the "But Really Really REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY FAST" video. Jotaro takes advantage of his time stop to crack a few dad jokes, calling forwards to Stone Ocean (which stars his daughter).
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Most of what goes on in Five Nights at Freddy's But Really Really Fast - RED Version, by proxy of this incarnation of Mike being much more versed in how the game works, both inside and outside. It gets to the point where Freddy and Mike are actively taunting one another.
  • Catchphrase: Yoshikage Kira says "Another day, another concerningly narrow escape!" anytime he believes he got the Jojo group off his trail.
    • Black Sabbath mostly says, "WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THAT GROOVY THING?" during his screentime in "Golden Wind," with his other dialogue being screams. Also counts as a Pre-Mortem One-Liner as he uses the phrase to announce his intent to stab people with the Stand Arrow.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: Actual Ghost Reimi Sugimoto gives Kira a long one when she finally meets him in the alleyway.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: "Five Nights at Freddy's But Really Really Fast - RED VERSION" is about Mike being totally desensitized to everything happening around him, knowing exactly when to do at every moment, and having memorized the entire lore.
  • Confusing Multiple Negatives:
    • In "Five Nights at Freddy's But Really Really Fast - BLUE VERSION", Phone Guy advises Mike about the "deadly not deadly deadly not fuzzy not animals" in the pizzeria.
    • In "Golden Wind", Narancia is under attack from a Stand that makes everything he says the opposite of what he means to say. Then we get this exchange:
      Squalo: Wait, does that mean he knows where we are?
      Tiziano: No, my ability makes it a triple negative, and he-
      Tiziano realizes Narancia cut off his tongue, removing the stand from himself.
      Tiziano: Oh nope it's- wait, does that make it a quadruple negative?
  • Curse Cut Short:
    • Light in "Death Note" when he first meets Ryuk, interrupted by a Cut to Another Scene with a news report.
    • Joseph in "Battle Tendency" arrives at his own funeral very much alive and his friends and family respond in this way. Joseph then tells them why he's definitely not dead.
    • Jotaro cuts his own curse short with his time stop in "Diamond is Unbreakable".
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: A Running Gag. Almost every time a character dies in any given episode, they explode.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship:
    • "Stardust Crusaders" has this with Kakyoin and Polnareff, though they were only enemies in the first place due to forehead squids.
      Jotaro: I anticipate we'll either have a team of thirty by the end of this trek or we'll just so happen to coincidentally stop seeing forehead squids from this point forward.
    • All over the place in "Diamond is Unbreakable", much to Jotaro's exasperation when a massive group of former enemies shows up all claiming to be main characters.
  • Demoted to Extra: "Stardust Crusaders" does this with a number of enemies:
    • When the heroes encounter Forever's cruise liner, they decide to turn around and leave without engaging.
    • Arabia Fats doesn't even appear anywhere other than in his info card. This time instead of a rock smashing through his mirrored hideout, it's Steely Dan who Jotaro launched in the previous scene.
    • The video glosses over Oingo and Boingo, including Hol Horse's team-up with Boingo. They simply fall over and explode without the heroes even noticing them.
    • Rohan doesn't even bother to engage Ken Oyanagi, instead snickering and leaving without a fight.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: The flashback to the man who inspired Josuke’s hairstyle:
    Not Josuke: Hello I’m not Josuke! I will I’m not Josuke save you I’m not Josuke!
    Narrator: He’s not Josuke.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In "Diamond is Unbreakable", during the moment Hayato Kawajiri heads out of the "Child Protagonist Purgatory", another child wearing a baseball uniform can be seen behind the three with his face obscured. That kid is Emporio Alniño from Stone Ocean.
  • Easter Egg:
    • The captions for the videos add extra jokes, such as describing sound effects in humorous ways, and even occasionally some extra trivia about the making of the videos (such as the caption for Mike drinking in "Five Nights at Freddy's (Red Version)" being "*a drinking sound effect, edited slightly because the original sounded kinda disgusting*").
    • One scene in "Golden Wind" shows the gang's computer, with a program called "2zRgpBxWRo4.avi" on it. The filename is a YouTube video ID, and plugging it into a YouTube link ( takes you to an alternate version of the episode, where Giorno and Fugo are drawn with their manga colors, and the Title Drop was changed from "Golden Wind" to "Vento Aureo". On this alternate version, the program filename shown on the same computer scene is changed, and it leads to another easter egg.
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: In "Battle Tendency", during the part where everyone is talking at once, the captions are just a long string of random letters, with "glhf actually transcribing this lol" somewhere in the middle.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: In "Golden Wind", after Notorious B.I.G. is thrown out of the plane, Trish expresses her relief, but then realizes it may not have had the effect the group was hoping for.
    Trish: The current situation is terribly unfortunate, but thankfully the enemy that follows the fastest thing in its vicinity was thrown off the...plane—waaait-(B.I.G. crashes through the window behind her)
  • Expospeak Gag: The start of the April Fools 2019 video has Light describe the Death Note (or at least the "Note" part) in this way.
    Light: I’ve collected the apparatus, that which can be used for storage of information. Or, alternatively, the collection of information if a secondary utensil is applied in an appropriate manner.
  • Floating Limbs: Character models don't have any visible arms or legs. If they need to gesture, a floating hand will appear from out of frame. If they need to be holding something, the object will hover near them.
  • Four Is Death: Mista is struck by lightning and shouts "CRIKEY!" at exactly 4:44 into "Golden Wind but Really Really Fast", right after Trish says "Take off your clothes!"
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: A common type of gag which encourages replays.
    • When "Battle Tendency" announces the next scene is in Venice, there's a split-second cutaway to Bucciarati and Trish from Golden Wind, which also has a plot arc in Venice.
    • The end of "Battle Tendency" has Joseph Joestar's gravestone read as follows:
      Joseph Joestar
      Born 1920
      Dead Definitely
    • "Battle Tendency" ends with a split-second of Old Joseph talking to Jotaro as a preview for "Stardust Crusaders".
    • During the Steely Dan section in "Stardust Crusaders", Dan demands a back rub from Jotaro. This occurs while Dan's Stand, Lovers, is inside Joseph, meaning that Joseph feels anything that Dan experiences. The back rub causes Joseph's eyes to become Blank White Eyes, since he suddenly feels more comfortable. This can be seen in the Split Screen containing Polnareff, Kakyoin and Joseph for a second or two.
    • After Gambler D'Arby is knocked out, his cards fly off the table, and if you look close enough, on one of those cards you can see Jack the Ripper's face from "Phantom Blood" on the Jack of Clubs card.
    • "Where Is Josuke?" previews "Diamond is Unbreakable" by having Jotaro find Josuke in 1999... after hopping through other Viva Reverie videos.
    • Just after the first time rewind in "Diamond is Unbreakable", Hayato walks out of the "Child Protagonist Purgatory", straight past Poco, Smokey and Anne, with Emporio just behind.
    • The ambulance that runs over Kira has "ecnalubma" written on it rather than "ambulance".
    • In "Stardust Crusaders", when Star Platinum is being explained, after "Punchy boy" the words "and then some" appear in very small text for a very brief moment.
  • Gambit Roulette: Kira even admits that he's playing most of his plans by ear and is really lucky everything went as well as it did.
    Kira: Another day, another concerningly narrow escape.
  • Games of the Elderly: Among the effects of The Grateful Dead (a Stand that rapidly ages everyone around it) is making anyone affected by it want to play backgammon.
  • Global Ignorance: Parodied with Bucciarati, who, despite being Italian, seems to mistake every major Italian landmark for Big Ben (an English landmark).
  • Graceful Loser: After Josuke fuses Angelo with a rock, he admits that he deserved that and offers some exposition for Josuke and Jotaro. He doesn't get very far before Josuke twists his words into a hair insult and messes him up further until he can't talk, but points for trying.
  • Gratuitous Italian: The janitor from "Golden Wind" has only two lines before his death:
    Janitor: Mamma mia pizza spaghetti.
    Black Sabbath: WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THAT GROOVY THING?! [stabs him]
    Janitor: RAVIOLI! [explodes]
  • Gratuitous Japanese:
    • Light in "Death Note" yells "Masaka!" when L announces the existence of a second killer.
    • DIO in "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" always announces his Time Stop with "ZA WARUDO!" per the meme. And then announces his steamroller attack with "ROADO ROLLAH DA!"
    • In "Battle Tendency" Stroheim yells "Sekai-ichi!" ("Number one in the world!") when he shoots his cyborg eye laser at Column Fellow #3.
    • In "Stardust Crusaders" when Jotaro and Joseph are arguing about taking a plane, Jotaro yells at him with "Jiji!" (A casual term for "grandpa" which Jotaro often uses for Joseph in the source material.)
  • The Hilarity of Hats: The tall hats worn by Loggins and Messina in "Battle Tendency" and Terence T. D'Arby in "Stardust Crusaders" are all exaggerated so they always extend past the edge of the screen. The first two are even referred to as "tall hat guys."
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Polpo, despite apparently being aware of Giorno's plans to destroy the mafia from the inside out, still lets him join Passione and is sure he "only has the best of intentions".
  • I Have a Family: Parodied. Angelo tries to use this trope to prevent a beatdown from Josuke, but his intentions slip through this tactic.
    "Please, I can explain, I've got a wife and kids to murder."
  • Implausible Deniability: "Five Nights at Freddy's - BLUE VERSION" has Phone Guy reassuring Mike that the job is definitely safe and that the animatronics may or may not be possessed and out for blood.
  • Inconsistent Dub: Throughout "Stardust Crusaders," Jotaro's Catchphrase keeps changing to indicate different ways it's been translated: "Good grief," "How annoying," "What a bother," and so on. Until the very end where he says the original phrase, "Yare yare da ze." "Diamond is Unbreakable" resumes changing it during both instances it's been used, as "Today has been a long day," and, "The things I put up with," respectively.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Josuke has a tendency to twist others' words into insults about his hair.
    Jotaro: To assert dominance I shall now detail miscellaneous strands of your history to your face. *Ahem*
    Josuke's mind: Strands = Hair, History = Boring, Hair Boring = HAIR INSULT
    • Subverted with Rohan, as Josuke starts to twist "biographies" into an insult, only for Rohan to directly insult his hair instead.
  • Insistent Terminology: "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" repeatedly uses different terms for established concepts:
    • The Stone Masks are called "stabby blood masks."
    • Speedwagon is always called "Incidental Character Speedwagon." Even when "Stardust Crusaders" and "Diamond is Unbreakable" mention the organization named after him.
    • Ripple/Hamon is called "Magic Sunlight Punches."
    • In "Battle Tendency" any explicit mention of Nazis is censored with "German soldier" spoken in monotone.
    • The Hell Climb Pillar is the "Oil Pit of Shame".
    • The main opponents in "Battle Tendency" aren't Pillar Men, but Column Fellows. This even extends to addressing them as Column Fellow No.1/2/3, even after the last one tells Joseph, "My name is Kars, you cock!"
    • In "Battle Tendency" the Red Stone of Aja is just called "the special rock."
    • In "Stardust Crusaders" DIO's flesh buds are referred to as "forehead squids."
    • Highway Star is "Weird Feet Stand".
    • In "Diamond Is Unbreakable" Reimi and Arnold are constantly referred to as "actual ghosts".
  • Jumped at the Call: Rohan is quite eager to begin his role as a main character once he meets Actual Ghosts Reimi Sugimoto and Actual Ghost Arnold.
    Rohan: Come, Koichi! Adventure awaits!
    Koichi: You sure did take to the protagonist role rather quick, sir!
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • In "Diamond is Unbreakable," Masazo Kinoto scoots over the floor on his back for his scene, to avoid exposing his back (and Cheap Trick) to either Rohan or the audience.
    • In "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan", when Mikitaka shows up at Rohan's table, Rohan gets in his face demanding to know who he is while also pointing off-screen and saying "DON'T YOU DARE CUT AWAY!"
    • Mista has a superstitious fear of the number four, and at exactly 4:44 in the "Golden Wind" episode, Mista is struck by lightning out of nowhere.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: How Jun-ho reacts to getting shot by the Front Man before falling to his death:
    Jun-ho: Oh. Well, it's the journey, not the destination.
  • Most Definitely Not a Villain: Enya's introduction.
    Enya: Hello, welcome to the worst town ever, I'm not evil, don't mind the zombies.
  • Motor Mouth: Everyone. Especially the main characters since they talk the most.
    • Good luck picking out more than a couple of phrases in the "Battle Tendency" scene where the "special rock" is about to slip over a precipice, as Joseph, Column Fellow #3, and Caesar all announce their plans over each other.
    • The climax of "Battle Tendency" has Joseph achieve the impressive feat of describing what's about to happen to Column Fellow #3 in one breath.
    • Special mention goes to Captain Olimar in "Pikmin" as the only speaking role in the video (and pretty much never shuts up even for a second) even though he has no voice-overs in the games!
    • Inverted in the April Fools 2019 video where every character speaks slowly with an occasional pause between words. Except for Ryuk who says his single line even faster than usual.
    • Mike in Night 7 of "Five Nights at Freddy's - RED VERSION":
      Mike: Check the cameras, Bonnie's gone, Foxy's chill, Where's Bonnie? Bonnie's at the door. Foxy's peeking, Freddy's gone, Chica's in the kitchen, Hello, Freddy! Can't check on Foxy until the door's closed, Can't spend time closing the door unless Chica's here, Hello, Chica! Foxy's gone, running in the hall, close the door, Chica's gone, Foxy's done, Bonnie's here, Bonnie's gone, Bonnie's here, Bonnie's gone, having a good time, Freddy?
      Freddy: No.
      Mike: Of course not. Chica's here, Foxy's gone, or out of Pirate's Cove, therefore here!
      Freddy: I'll love when you make a mistake.
      Mike: If I make a mistake. Hi, Bonnie!
    • Yoma in "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" talks a lot about getting more muscles, either in this fashion or in Pokémon Speak.
    • Polpo in "Golden Wind" packs a lot of dialogue in only a single sentence twice, specifically noting that Giorno could use his position in the mafia to kill its boss and become a #hashtagGangstar.
  • Multilayer Façade: Jun-ho's disguise in "SQUID GAME". By the end of it, he's wearing a guard's outfit with a circle mask, with a square mask on top of it, with a waiter's mask on top of that, all tied together by his headband.
  • My Nayme Is: Dio's descriptions in "Phantom Blood" and "Stardust Crusaders" note that his name is case sensitive. In the former video it's consistently stylized as "dio" and in the latter video as "DIO"; in other media, "DIO" typically refers specifically to his "Stardust Crusaders" appearance.
  • Mythology Gag: Angelo's voice, demeanor, and his Stand's description in "Diamond Is Unbreakable" are all directly lifted from Viva's My Little Pony-related animated short released four years prior, "The Mythical Water Horse".
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Shinobu's response to Kira declaring his desire to kill her is "what a turn-on!"
  • No Indoor Voice: dio, Yukako, and Ghiaccio do not speak quietly, but are rather the opposite.
  • Not Actually the Ultimate Question: In "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure But Really Really REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY FAST", DIO confronts Jotaro and asks what the point of the super-fast recap is. Jotaro instead assumes that DIO asked about what the point of life is.
    Jotaro: Yeah yeah, alright, what do you want? You're supposed to be long dead.
    Jotaro: ...What, like, in general? You gone all nihilist while I wasn't looking?
  • Obviously Evil: Cioccolata's sociopathy is cranked up to 11 in "Golden Wind", proclaiming that his morality is "in the hard negatives" and that he is so evil, he likes stepping on LEGO pieces.
  • Off the Rails: In "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure But Really Really REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY FAST", Jonathan being slower than the rest of the cast derails the entire story; he can't perform an Instant Costume Change so he goes off to change, which means he's absent for the dio confrontation, then he comes back during the following segments and Joseph becomes too busy escorting him off to look the right ages for Stardust Crusaders or Diamond is Unbreakable...
  • Only Sane Man: Jotaro during "Diamond is Unbreakable", as he has to deal with Josuke, Koichi, and Okuyasu all the time.
  • Piano Drop: After being on the receiving end of Giorno's 7-page Muda, Cioccolata gets flung towards a garbage truck and is crushed by a piano. And then another piano. And then several piano keys, all of them playing an off-key version of Giorno's "Il Vento d'Oro" theme song. Later, Diavolo also gets crushed by a piano, along with several cars.
  • Pokémon Speak: Yoma's speech in "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" gradually devolves into this, combined with Smurfing for the translations. An excerpt (translations are provided in parentheses):
  • Precision F-Strike: Jotaro utters one in "Stardust Crusaders" after Steely Dan reveals his Stand's trap, and then another when DIO hitchhikes a car to get to Joseph's body and absorb his blood.
    • In "Diamond Is Unbreakable" Hayato also gives one to the person calling the house on the third time loop we see.
  • Pun:
    • After Narancia gets shrunk by Formaggio, he pops out from inside his shoe and exclaims, "Naran-shoe!"
    • Metallica's Stand description (for a Stand that can manipulate metal, especially from someone's body) is, "Metal?!? Ick, aahhhh!"
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: The whole series is built on this. Viewers will get a lot of Replay Value out of going back to catch what they missed the first time (or even the second or third).
  • Real Time: Unlike in the original anime, DIO's time stops happen in real seconds (up to 5 seconds before he's empowered by Joseph's blood, and then up to 9 seconds afterward). Averted with Jotaro's own time stop at the very end of "Diamond Is Unbreakable", which goes for longer than 2 seconds (Jotaro's time stop limit in canon) to fit in one final "ECNALUBMA" joke.
  • Red Herring: In the "Stardust Crusaders" video. With hints such as DIO having a "date at 10 o'clock", his chanting of the phrase "rhinoceros beetle", and Joseph claiming that DIO is finally dead, you would expect a Tempting Fate ending making a Gilligan Cut towards the events leading up to Stone Ocean. Further emphasized by the fact that the first two JoJo videos end with the same sort of Flash Forward, and yet it never happens here.
  • RPG Mechanics 'Verse: A very minor example, but in the "Battle Tendency" video, when Joseph and Lisa Lisa try to manipulate the Column Fellows, they're told to "roll for [charisma/deception]", and when the die comes up a natural 20 both times, the Column Fellows are forced to reluctantly concede. Happens again when Old Joseph 'plays the drink game' with D'Arby, though this time the natural 20 isn't good enough.note 
  • Running Gag:
    • In general, there are several cases where dramatic tension is abridged by having a character come to a conclusion, then in the very next sentence (if not the same breath) backpedal with a "no" and then immediately backpedal yet again with a "yes."
    • A few from the "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" videos:
      • "At least dio's dead now. Definitely." "It turned out that dio was not actually dead."
      • "Roll for [charisma/deception/etc]." "Twenty!"
      • "Look out, it's (noun) guy!"
      • The descriptions for several Stand abilities in a row are simply "Morph dirt" (Judgement), "Morph mineral" (High Priestess), and "Morph sand... Car" (The Fool). After Geb breaks the pattern there's "Morph faaaace" (Khnum), and Earth Wind and Fire's description from "Diamond is Unbreakable" is "Morph- wait, he's a what? Okay... Hold on-"
      • Saying "The enemy!" when encountering an enemy, first done in Stardust Crusaders by Polnareff to Hol Horse, then carried over to Narancia in Golden Wind when he encounters Formaggio, followed by Narancia, Mista, and Abbachio saying it to the completely innocent man they beat up before fighting Squalo and Tiziano. Finally brought back to "Irrelevant"note  at the moment Bucciarati utters the words.
      • A character saying "Get my good side!" when getting their picture taken. When Rohan discovers Cheap Trick, Masazo's reaction is "NO! THAT'S MY BAD SIDE!"
      • "Morioh Cho Radio" appears randomly in "Diamond is Unbreakable" during ominous or dramatic moments.
      • Asking to be a main character. Played in minor with Kakyoin and Polnareff in "Stardust Crusaders", but almost every Stand user who's done a Heel–Face Turn in "Diamond is Unbreakable" asks to be a main character, and by the point Jotaro announces the pursuit of Kira he is shocked to find an entire group of over ten self-proclaimed main characters, including Joseph, Yukako, Tonio, Koichi, Okuyasu, Mr. Nijimura (the 'goopy father'), Josuke, Rohan, Hazamada, and Aya Tsuji. Note that less than half of these are actually main characters from the source material, and Josuke explicitly rejected Hazamada's offer to become a main character on the basis that he was "this close to actual murder."
      • Any scene with a plane crashing will use the exact same clip of a plane crashing into the desert first seen in "Battle Tendency", edited if necessary. In "Stardust Crusaders", Iggy's The Fool flopping into the ground invokes the scene. In "Golden Wind", Aerosmith's Stand description is the clip playing unedited, and the Notorious B.I.G scene goes over the desert instead of the ocean.
      • Any Stand whose power involves guns or bullets is described simply with "GUN", first seen with Hol Horse's Emperor. Bad Company's Stand description (being a tiny army of soldiers) is the word "GUN" repeated over and over. Sex Pistols' Stand description is "When a mommy GUN and a daddy GUN love eachother [sic] very much..."
      • Anytime anybody refers to Giorno's ambitions to become the leader of Passione, they specifically refer to him as becoming a #hashtagGangstar.
      • "[X] is Trish." Trish is Trish, of course, then Narancia is Trish (riffing off the memetic scene in the source material), then Mista is Trish, and then Diavolo is Trish (both of which occur after a "Freaky Friday" Flip).
    • Characters in the Squid Game episode repeatedly saying a game they're about to play is based on a classic Korean kids game. Also, tug of war is mentioned only by "tug of war from Mario Party specifically".
    • Lampshading stands that don't quite follow the normal rules with some variation of "except for when it doesn't".
  • Rule of Three: A minor Running Gag in "Diamond is Unbreakable" is Kira's proclamation of “Another day, another concerningly narrow escape”, after barely avoiding getting exposed. The third time he says it, Kira remembers mid-proclamation that this time he didn’t escape.
  • Same Character, but Different: Blue Version Mike acts like a normal yet paranoid person on the job, since Phone Guy gives him specific yet vague information and doesn't give him reliable information on the robot's attacking patterns, plus, he is afraid of being killed by the fuzzy animal robots he is watching over his shift. Red Version Mike, on the other hand, acts like a hardened FNAF Veteran, ignoring and muting Phone Guy's calls due to him acting like the tragedies that happened here are "Common Knowledge at this point" and isn't really scared of the scary robot animals since he recognized their attacking patterns and facing Freddy's potential jumpscare without fear, if he'd been lucky enough to survive til Six A. M. and winning the week and rubbing it in Freddy's face.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: With Prosciutto's Stand forcing everybody into old age, they also really want to play Backgammon as well. This evolves into every conversation about Backgammon evolving into this. Heck, even Prosciutto himself states that Backgammon is underrated.
  • Sequel Escalation: "Phantom Blood" is 3.5 minutes long. "Battle Tendency" is almost double that at just over 6 minutes. "Stardust Crusaders" is double that at 12 minutes. "Diamond is Unbreakable" is only a few seconds longer than the previous video, clocking at 13.5 minutes. Helps explain why the time between the first and second videos was about 1 month, the time between the second and third was 6.5 months, and the time between the third and fourth was 9 months. "Golden Wind" is a full-on 20 minutes and two seconds, which also explains the huge time gap between this video and the last one.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In "Death Note" one of Ryuk's lines is, "Willem Dafoe," alluding to his actor in the live-action Death Note adaptation. Later he says, "Quarter-Life: Halfway To Destruction." Also, the warehouse where the final confrontation takes place in is called "Walleye Warehouse"; Near even offers Light a rubber-banded controller.
    • In "Phantom Blood", the zombies that serve as dio's minions are clearly modelled after the zombies from Plants vs. Zombies. Ditto for the ones that walk around in the town where the gang meets Enya in "Stardust Crusaders".
    • "Battle Tendency", "Stardust Crusaders" and "Diamond is unbreakable" all have Joestar family members making a declaration to their opponent who then tells them to roll a 20-sided die for the attempt ala Dungeons & Dragons. Each time the die comes up a natural 20. Young Joseph and Lisa Lisa get the Column Fellows to concede reluctantly, while Old Joseph is told a 20 isn't enough to beat Daniel J. D'Arby (since D'Arby cheats). In "Diamond is Unbreakable", Josuke repeatedly rolls 20s with the help of Mikitaka, much to Rohan’s frustration.
    • In "Battle Tendency", Lisa Lisa tells Column Fellow #3 "I've come to bargain."
    • In the April Fool's 2019 video, Light says, "You may ask yourself, 'Well, how did I get here?'"
    • Several from "Stardust Crusaders":
    • In "Toy Story", the humans are represented by a shoe that's reminiscent of Mr. Big Shoe from The Demented Cartoon Movie and that makes the same "splat" sound when stomping the ground.
    • In "Where is Josuke?", Near states that his victory was "pure luck" and that he was "not in control of the situation at all".
    • A lot from "Diamond is Unbreakable":
    • Subverted in the Five Nights at Freddy's series. Viva has confirmednote  that the videos' naming convention is not an intentional reference to The Living Tombstone. Though the last line spoken by Red Version Mike may reference one of their songs Die In A Fire.
    • Freddy's specific greeting to Mike with Badass Baritone during "Five Nights at Freddy's - BLUE VERSION":
      Freddy: Hello everybody, my name is Freddy Fazbear.
    • "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan OVAs": A guy accidentally hitting the back of his head with a golf club and dying is accompanied by the "Good birdie!" sound clip from Wii Sports.
    • "Squid Game":
      • Tug o' war is constantly referred to as "Tug o' war from Mario Party specifically", and even includes the Piranha Plant at the bottom.
      • Jun-ho infiltrates the facility where the games are being held by moving in and out of vents, Among Us style.
      • Mi-nyeo says "This is what we call a pro-gamer move!" before she suplexes Deok-su, riffing on a meme that started from Vsauce's "D!NG" channel.
      • The titular Squid Game is called "Splatoon joke", and much like in "Death Note", the game supervisor offers a rubber-banded controller for either of the two finalists.
    • From "Golden Wind":
      • A poster in Jotaro's office is for Free Willy But Really Really Fast.
      • Yet another TMBG reference, as Black Sabbath's lines of dialogue consist of it shouting "WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THAT GROOVY THING" and "EVERYONE WANTS TO SEE THAT GROOVY THING", references to "Spiraling Shape" off of Factory Showroom. Diavolo also references the song's lyrics when he monologues about the arrows ("excellence or serious injury"), and the song itself plays in slow motion after Diavolo is punched by Gold Experience Requiem.
      • Soft Machine's Stand description is "Inception horn".
      • Sex Pistols' Stand description, if you take out the "GUN" Running Gag, is "When a mommy and a daddy love each other very much..."
      • Kraft Work's Stand description is "Owa daim," alluding to the shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild where you unlock the Stasis rune (which is basically Kraft Work's Stand power), and its use is accompanied by visuals and sound effects associated with said rune.
      • Bucciarati finding Polpo's treasure stash and levelling up references the infamous Very False Advertising from Mafia City, in particular their "Level 1 Crook vs Level 35 Boss" ads.
      • Coco Jumbo's Stand description is a vocal rendition of the theremin part of the Doctor Who opening, probably because Mr. President is Bigger on the Inside.
      • Beach Boy's Stand description is "Hooked on a fffishing line," referencing the song "Hooked on a Feeling", give or take a Last-Second Word Swap.
      • Spice Girl's Stand cry goes a little bit further with the "Wannabe" reference than in the source material, using a line from the song's refrain instead of its title.
      • Green Day's Stand description riffs off the lyrics from the real Green Day's song "Basket Case".
        Do you have the time, to KILL everything all at once~
      • Viva Reverie confirmed that Oasis' Stand description ("#deep") is a reference to the Bo Burnham song of the same name, specifically the lyric, "If Jesus can walk on water, can he swim on land?"
      • Right before Giorno engages the famous "7-Page Muda", a sound effect from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 plays, specifically the one upon starting a Level 3 Hyper Combo.
      • The Stand known as Rolling Stones, which follows people who are fated to die soon, is described in its card simply as, "Your density".
  • Shown Their Work: In "Five Nights at Freddy's - RED VERSION", both the video and Mike know the FNAF franchise all inside out, like the timeline, mechanics, popular theories, and the exact AI levels of the animatronics for each night.
  • Simultaneous Arcs: A split-screen is used to show the events of one Thursday in "Diamond is Unbreakable", with characters and narration talking over each other as they deal with various problems, Stands, and fish research.
  • Stop Hitting Yourself: The verbatim Stand description of Ghiaccio's White Album Gently Weeps, referring to the fact that it can redirect Mista's attacks back at him.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Once Jotaro’s group reunites after dealing with Mariah and Alessi:
    Jotaro, Polnareff, Joseph, Avdol: You wouldn’t believe what we just had to deal with!
    Polnareff, Joseph, Avdol: It was weirdly sexual!
    Jotaro: ...what?
    • During the course of June 15th in Diamond is Unbreakable, the three team 'leaders' of Yuya, Rohan and Jotaro have very different and variably drastic situations going on for themselves, and all three of them stop to ponder their situation at exactly the same time, in exactly the same pose, with the exact same declaration of "Ruminating..."
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Commonly used to show someone being utterly trounced. Unless Yoshikage Kira is involved, then the explosions are quite literal.
  • Stylistic Self-Parody: All the characters in the series are drawn without any arms or legs, and hands are only depicted when they need to be. This gets made fun of in the "Golden Wind" episode: after Giorno gets attacked by Notorious B.I.G, Bucciarati brings him to Abbacchio and points out that he has lost both of his arms; Abbacchio replies by stating he can clearly see it and Bucciarati doesn't need to specify that.
  • Take That!:
    • During the Germans' introductions in "Battle Tendency", every time someone is about to say "Nazi", the video pauses, the speaker's face is replaced by the demonetization symbol, and the narrator chimes in with "German soldiers". She uses that phrase with utter boredom to mock that website's sensitive demonetization system and/or the official English dub's censorship.
      • Also pauses in Golden Wind when Melone was about to say "rape" (only this time, the voice screams "Consent was not involved!")
    • In "Stardust Crusaders", on Horus' Eye Catch, the description is "Under Pressure but bad".
    • To finish off "Stardust Crusaders", the "To Be Continued" arrow appears while the narrator badly sings "Walk Like an Egyptian". As she tries to justify that the show stopped using "Roundabout" as the ending song, another arrow appears with the first note of that song playing. This shows how that song is essentially synonymous with the franchise, and how no other tune can compete against that.
    • After taking silent potshots at Poco, Smokey and Anne for having no plot significance in their parts by not including them in these videos, "Diamond is Unbreakable" finally features them in the same scene... set in a place called "Child Protagonist Purgatory".
    • "Five Nights at Freddy's - BLUE VERSION" halts abruptly in the middle of the video to present a parody of MatPat from Game Theory badly explaining the game's lore.
      Not MatPat: ...But hey! That's just a guess!!
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Joseph Joestar is able to pull off his "The next thing you will say is..." gag involving a paragraph of run-on sentences without being interrupted by the enemy.
  • Tempting Fate: Many characters do this by saying things are going well or hoping not to encounter something, usually just before they're contradicted.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Jotaro spends the entirety of "Stardust Crusaders" practicing his well-known retort to DIO, "Can't beat the shit out of you without getting closer," but keeps messing it up. When the scene in question arrives, Jotaro says, "I have to get closer before I can shit on you— ahh, dammit!"
  • This Cannot Be!: This happens in "Battle Tendency" during Stroheim's battle against Column Fellow #3.
    Stroheim: You cannot beat me, I have super gun bullets that definitely cannot be deflected or cut with your sword arm!
    [Column Fellow #3 cuts the bullets with his sword arm.]
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Jotaro survives DIO's barrage and stops time himself, shouting "Surprise, BITCH!" before he finishes DIO off for good.
  • Thought They Knew Already: When Koichi reports to Jotaro about Giorno, Jotaro tells him that Giorno is DIO's son. Koichi is confused, then Jotaro says he thought Koichi already knew.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Pretty much all of Hayato's screentime is him being put through horribly traumatizing situation after horribly traumatizing situation.
  • Unreadably Fast Text: The info cards for both Avdol and DIO in Stardust Crusaders, Rohan in Diamond Is Unbreakable and Diavolo in Golden Wind when explaining their Stand's special abilities, although Diavolo's applies mainly because he skipped through it.
  • Unsound Effect: In "Golden Wind", when Giorno grows a tree to puncture Cioccolata's helicopter from below, the sound effect is Viva quietly saying "tree".
  • Verbal Backspace: Mista, afflicted by Prosciutto's age-accelerating The Grateful Dead, confronts the two by saying, "You've just messed with the wrong retirement home- GANG, gang, I meant gang!!"

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Giorno's Piano

After being on the receiving end of Giorno's 7-page Muda, Cioccolata gets flung towards a garbage truck and is crushed by a piano. And then another piano. And then several piano keys, all of them playing an off-key version of Giorno's "Il Vento d'Oro" theme song.

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